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How to move away from the silos of business management education?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-111
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Education for Business
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Business management education is criticized for being too theoretical and fractional. Despite the numerous efforts to build integrated and experiential business curricula, learning is still organized in disciplinary silos. The curriculum integration efforts are carried out in separate sections of the curriculum rather than the core. There are theoretical, holistic models, but a lack of concrete examples of holistic business curriculum implementations. The authors bring the separate sections together by developing a holistic core curriculum model with three perspectives: a structure to bring intellectual coherence, people organized in learning communities, and an enterprise resource planning–supported learning environment to bring the practical training ground. The authors present a concrete implementation in a case study with first-year undergraduate business students and present their lessons learned.


  • Curriculum integration, ERP system, learning community, learning environment

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